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Despite Possibilities of Precision Medicine, Challenges Remain

August 25, 2016 - Precision medicine is an emerging approach to disease treatment and prevention that takes into account each person's genes, environment, and lifestyle. The ideas behind precision medicine are not new, but the development of big data analytics, biobanking, new methods for categorizing and representing patients, and computational tools for analyzing large datasets have provided opportunities...


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Is Gene Therapy a False Trail for Precision Medicine Research?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Gene therapy researchers aiming to create precision medicine treatments may be heading in the wrong direction, according to an editorial published last month in the Journal of the American Medical Association, and should not be the only areas...

Most Patients Eager to Join Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort may have a brighter-than-anticipated future ahead of it, according to a new survey of potential participants conducted by the National Institutes of Health.  Nearly 80 percent of the 2601 patients...

Precision Medicine Study Highlights Role of Machine Learning

by Nathan Boroyan

When it comes to the future of diagnosing and treating cancer, computers – not humans – could hold the key to delivering the best quality precision medicine. A new study out of the Stanford University School of Medicine has found...

UCSF Receives $85M NIH Grant for Precision Medicine Research

by Jennifer Bresnick

The University of California San Francisco’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) has received an $85 million funding commitment from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to advance research into precision medicine and...

Can IBM Watson Prove the Value of Precision Medicine in China?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Even as the Precision Medicine Initiative gears up in the United States, bringing with it a renewed effort to focus on a cure for cancer, IBM Watson has its sights set on even bigger goals for personalized care.  Today, the cognitive computing...

FHIR App Provides Precision Medicine Support at Point of Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

Two of the most intriguing trends in healthcare may be able to work together to bring advanced clinical decision support directly to the point of care, suggest researchers who developed a FHIR-based precision medicine application that integrates...

NIH, 23andMe Crowdsource Precision Medicine Depression Study

by Jennifer Bresnick

One of the most common mental health conditions in the world is getting the precision medicine treatment thanks to a unique public-private study using big data provided by 23andMe.  The home genetics testing provider, in conjunction with...

VA Precision Medicine Databank Hits 500,000 Participants

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Department of Veterans Affairs reached a significant precision medicine milestone this week when it added its 500,000th name to the enrollment logs of the Million Veteran Program (MVP).  The achievement officially makes the MVP the largest...

Cancer Moonshot Flags Basic Big Data Woes of Precision Medicine

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Precision Medicine Initiative and the Cancer Moonshot may be generating enormous cross-industry enthusiasm, but the research community must address some of its most foundational systemic problems if it is going to successfully cure cancer,...

Global Precision Medicine Study Explores Genetics of Diabetes

by Jennifer Bresnick

More than three hundred scientists in twenty-two countries around the world have collaborated on a global precision medicine effort to understand the genetic roots of Type 2 diabetes, using genomic big data from more than 100,000 patients. The...

Historical Big Data Analytics Study will Examine Dementia

by Jennifer Bresnick

Kaiser Permanente is reaching back in time with its latest big data analytics research effort aimed at illuminating risk factors associated with brain health and the development of dementia.  Using information from physical exams conducted...

Cognitive Computing Use Grows in Precision Medicine for Cancer

by Jennifer Bresnick

While the national Precision Medicine Initiative and its private industry counterparts are not focused solely on the search for a cure for cancer, the strategies, tools, and technologies that comprise this multi-faceted effort are well-suited...

Why Sharing Cancer Big Data is Key to Personalized Medicine

by Jennifer Bresnick

This week’s Cancer Moonshot Summit generated industry-wide excitement and plenty of good ideas about how to attack the multifaceted scourge of cancer, which will affect up to forty percent of people at some point during their lives. Stressing...

Cancer Moonshot Pushes “Urgency” of Precision Medicine Progress

by Jennifer Bresnick

Vice President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot project is building steam as hundreds of precision medicine experts, patient advocates, oncologists, cancer researchers, survivors, and caregivers convened today at the Moonshot Summit, held at...

Imaging Analytics Get Big Data Boost from New Partnerships

by Jennifer Bresnick

Diagnostic data from imaging studies such as x-rays, MRIs, and CAT scans is usually locked away in the images themselves, or in accompanying free-text reports attached as PDFs to electronic medical records.  However, a series of new partnerships...

New Public-Private Precision Medicine Group Tackles Cancer

by Jennifer Bresnick

The national Precision Medicine Initiative isn’t the only large-scale partnership forging ahead in the fight against cancer.  This week, four major academic medical centers, along with a pharmaceutical developer, announced a new collaborative...

CancerLinQ Big Data Analytics a “Powerful Tool” for Oncology

by Jennifer Bresnick

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) isn’t the only one attempting to bring “learning” big data analytics capabilities to clinicians at the point of care, but they are among the most successful organizations focused...

Real World Evidence, Big Data Can Speed Clinical Innovation

by Jennifer Bresnick

Well-designed and properly executed clinical trials are often used to gain the stamp of approval for new drugs, therapies, or guidelines, but the process of developing a new treatment protocol should not end with this initial study period. ...

Mayo Gets $142M to Create Precision Medicine Initiative Biobank

by Jacqueline Belliveau

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced that it will provide $142 million over five years to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota to create the world’s largest biobank as part of the Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort...

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